Daily Archives: June 22, 2009

Open Letter to the President and Members of Congress from 20 leading scientists and scholars

In an open letter to President Obama and Congress, 20 leading U.S. scientists and scholars “call attention to the large difference between what U.S. politics now seems capable of enacting and what scientists understand is necessary to prevent climatic disruption … Continue reading

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Dr. James Hansen agrees to debate a major coal mining company CEO in West Virginia

Last week the President and CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship, when he learned Dr. James Hansen would be joining protesters tomorrow in a demonstration against mountaintop removal for coal mining, publicly challenged Hansen to a debate on coal burning … Continue reading

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